Most of our courtyards will have at least a bilimbi tree (Irumban puli or ilumban puli) and a hibiscus plant. Today let’s try a variety drink using the bilimbi fruit and hibiscus flower. Similar to raw mango juice, this drink gives out a unique flavour mixed with sour and sweet taste.


  1. starfruit- hibiscus juiceBilimbi fruit – 4 nos
  2. Hibiscus flower – 6 nos
  3. Ginger – 1 piece
  4. Mint leaves – 4 nos
  5. Cardamom – 3 nos
  6. Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  7. Sugar – Accordingly
  8. Salt – A pinch  


  • Boil half a glass of water. Dip the hibiscus flowers in it for two minutes and take them out.
  • Add lemon juice to the hibiscus water and allow to cool down.
  • Mix the other ingredients and grind in a mixer after adding half a glass of water.
  • Shift the bilimbi juice to a bowl after straining.
  • Now mix the hibiscus-lemon juice to the bilimbi juice.
  • Add ice cubes and serve.